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Moye Chen

Moye Chen

Instrument : SK-EX

Moye says about SK-EX:

When I first played Shigeru Kawai EX, I felt that it was like my old friend – this was the instrument I was looking for. Its fascinating sound and proper resonance deeply appealed to me, and it makes it possible to convey my musical thoughts more easily.

 

Praised by The Cincinnati Enquirer as playing with “combined bravura and artistry” for his performance of Rachmaninoff’s third piano concerto with Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and by Frequent Business Traveler as “majestic and lyric” for his recital at Carnegie Hall in 2015, Moye Chen has performed extensively as a concert pianist in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

Highlights of his past seasons include the concerts in the renowned venues such as Carnegie Hall, Benaroya Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Sydney Opera House, the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, the Mariinsky Theater Concert Hall, Petit Palau Hall, Joaquín Rodrigo Music Auditorium, Beijing Concert Hall, Forbidden City Concert Hall, Shanghai Concert Hall, Shanghai Oriental Art Center, and Shanghai Grand Theater; as well as the appearances as a soloist with the Mariinsky Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Beijing Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Sioux City Symphony Orchestra, Oberlin Orchestra, and International Orchestra “Virtuosos of Madrid”; Mr. Chen has also been invited as guest artist to play in Mariinsky International Piano Festival, Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, Deia International Music Festival, Beijing International Contemporary Music Festival, Shanghai Spring Music Festival, DoCha Chamber Music Festival, and Tongyeong International Music Festival.

During the 2016-17 season, Mr. Chen’s engagements include concerto performances with the Mariinsky Orchestra under the baton of Maestros Valery Gergiev and Lorenz Nasturica-Herschcowici and concert tours in the United States, China, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Spain, France, and Thailand.

Mr. Chen is the prize winner of numerals competitions such as the 11th Sydney International Piano Competition (Australia), the 58th Cincinnati World Piano Competition (USA), the 16th International Piano Competition “Spanish Composers” (Spain), the 8th International Iowa Piano Competition (USA), the 2nd Dallas International Piano Competition (USA), and the 4th Seattle International Piano Competition (USA), among others. A versatile artist, he has been awarded the prestigious Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship. Some of his live recordings have been collected in the album Encore! by ABC Classics. Mr. Chen has been the exclusive recording artist of Universal Music, his first album under Universal will be on the Decca Classics label and feature piano works by Percy Grainger and Sergei Rachmaninoff.

A native of Beijing, China. Mr. Chen earned his Bachelor and Master’s Degrees from Shanghai Conservatory of Music and Artist Diploma from Oberlin Conservatory of Music. His principal teachers include Hung-Kuan Chen, Angela Cheng, Robert Hamilton, and William Heiles. Other teachers and mentors include Tema Blackstone, Alvin Chow, Cheung-Yu Mo, Yunlin Yang, and Xiaosheng Zhao. Mr. Chen is currently the candidate of Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Illinois under the supervision of William Heiles. He is also studying with Robert Hamilton in the Phoenix area. Mr. Chen is a Kawai Artist.